View Poll Results: What should happen for the over 20mph violation example given?

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  • Acknowledge the no-traffic and quality of vehicle in consideration.

    6 8.82%
  • Severe chastizing but only written warning.

    4 5.88%
  • A ticket, but written for under 20 over due to circumstance.

    2 2.94%
  • Write a ticket for over 20 mph but under 100 mph

    3 4.41%
  • Write a ticket forthe full 170 mph

    22 32.35%
  • A huge $$ fine

    15 22.06%
  • Permanently seize car and forfeture it.

    3 4.41%
  • Jail time

    3 4.41%
  • Suspend driver's license for 1 year

    7 10.29%
  • Suspend driver's license for years.

    3 4.41%
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Falling bullets hurt people, but drunks careening around in 200+hp, 3,000+ pound vehicles barely able to straight...perfectly harmless. No potential there, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Perfect. Instead of guns, me and my buddies will bring our cars. And booze.



    We'll have fun all over you're neighborhood trying our best not to hit anything or hurt anyone, lol. So...address?
    Drinking and driving, now? Wow.

    You and your friends are some classy dudes.



    Drinking and driving penalties are not harsh enough. Equating speed limits and prohibitions on drinking and driving is intellectually lazy in the extreme.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Castration. After public flogging. And the perpetrator must be required to wear the Russian fur hat - ushanka - for the rest of his life.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Good luck going 170 mph, drunk or not, in my neighborhood at all, let alone doing so without wrecking your car or killing someone.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Drinking and driving, now? Wow.

    You and your friends are some classy dudes.



    Drinking and driving penalties are not harsh enough. Equating speed limits and prohibitions on drinking and driving is intellectually lazy in the extreme.
    Hmmmm.....I do believe I detect the taste of foot in my mouth. I jumped into this halfway through...and for some reason, I thought you were argueing that driving intoxicated was fine since no one is being hurt....or something.


    Heh. My bad. Sorry.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Not hurting anyone else doesn't fall just short of hurting someone else.

    It is a binary opposite.
    Sitting behind the wheel of what's basically a guided missile comes with certain responsibility. Sure, you haven't hurt anyone when you flout four or five traffic laws while driving nearly 200 mph. But, that's besides the point. The point is you shunned the responsibility that goes with being given the privilege to drive a guided missile.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A highway patrol car on a good condition 4 lane divided highway with a 70 mph speed limit, no other cars on the highway in a remote area picks up a sole car doing 170 mph heading his way on the other side empty and flat open area 2 lanes. A new Corette ZR 1 designed to go 200 mph. When the officer pulls across the center medium, the ZR1 driver (no passenger) pulls over anticipating being stopped.

    What should the officer do and what should the penalty be?

    Multiple choice, public vote.
    That happened to me at about that speed in some desert. We chatted about fast cars and how neat it is to zoom down the autobahn at 200 mph. We really got on well. I did not complain to get a warning and he told me how important it was not to drive that fast.

    I liked being treated that way and would say it is the last thing we should tolerate. When the police do not enforce the law a country has a problem.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Back to OP...


    I do also believe that on certain roads, 55, 60, even 70 mph...is too slow. On 3 lane or higher interstates, there should be one lane where higher speeds...80, 90, 100 mph should be allowed. But doing this would require rule changes currently observed on the interstate, and SERIOUS repercussions for those that violate those rules.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There are many, many areas where open, divided highway is common. There are NO "closed courses" that allow a production car as-is to drive at such speeds.

    One reason I posted to poll is to explore just how much American culture has changed towards radical control, intense fear, an endless demand for more severe punishments, and endlessly filling more prison cells. Your "OMG!!! Going over 100?!!!!" is an example. A ZR1 can more safely go 120 than most small SUVs can go 70. ZR1s don't roll over if they have a blowout at 120, since they have run-flat tires.

    In the situation I gave, the only person endangered was the driver.

    Do you think if a person is caught driving while high on pot or drunk the person should never be allowed to drive again, car seized and jail time? That does definitely endangers others.
    The only person endangered is the driver... But only in the fantasy universe where nobody else can possibly be on the road. Something the driver has no ability to predict.

    And yes, DUI should absolutely land you in jail and car-less. **** those people.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    I always liked the Germans autobahns idea of no blanket speed limits for cars on the highways, motorways etc
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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